is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an initiative led
by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
The purpose of this national event is
to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities as well as educate about employment of people with disabilities.
Throughout October, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) shared NDEAM related stories and posts on our social media platforms. In addition, we created an interactive NDEAM display for our Wilmington, Delaware location office lobby.
Several staff from the Wilmington
DVR offices collaborated to create the display. The theme of the two-part display is “celebrities with disabilities.” One part
of the display features an interactive quiz asking participants to match the celebrity with their disability. The other part of the display featured information about DVR, the 2018 NDEAM “Empowering All” poster, and information about different types of disabilities with well-known celebrities who have the disability as examples. Celebrities were chosen because they are workers in the public eye who are often recognized, liked, and admired by many people.